Epiphrenic diverticulum

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Dysphagia to solid foods.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Large wide necked diverticulum arising several centimeters proximal to the GEJ. The rest of esophagus appears normal. No filling defect is identified.

Case Discussion

Features are typical for epiphrenic diverticulum which is pulsion diverticulum of the distal esophagus arising just above the lower esophageal sphincter, more frequently on the right posterolateral wall.

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Case information

rID: 86363
Published: 30th Jan 2021
Last edited: 16th Apr 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tabesh medical imaging center